The race for the 2023-24 European Golden Shoe race is heating up and some familiar names have already made a strong start in the first four months of the 2023-24 campaign.

We’ve taken a look at the top 5 goalscorers across Europe’s big five leagues. Ligue 1, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, and the Premier League.

5. Lautaro Martinez – 13

The Argentinian World Cup winner has been in the form of his life in 2023-24 so far. A move to bring Romelu Lukaku back to the San Siro broke down and Martinez is ready to be the club’s out-and-out talisman.

He’s averaged a goal a game in Serie A this season and has scored against Juventus, Atalanta, and Fiorentina. 13 goals in 13 league games and there’s no stopping him.

4. Erling Haaland – 14

The least surprising entry in the top 10, it’s a testament to Haaland’s ridiculously lethal quality that people actually questioned him earlier in the campaign.

The Norwegian will surely claim the Premier League’s Golden Boot again, having already established a healthy lead in the top scorers’ chart with 14 goals in 13 appearances for Pep Guardiola’s reigning champions.

But he has serious competition if he wants to hold his European Golden Shoe.

3. Kylian Mbappe – 14

Having registered a respectable average of 24 league goals a season for PSG since arriving from Monaco back in 2017, Mbappe has surprisingly only broken the 30-goal mark once (33 back in 2018-19) and is yet to claim a European Golden Shoe.

European Golden Shoe candidate Kylian Mbappe

Now that Messi and Neymar have left, this season is Mbappe’s first in which he’s undoubtedly the main man at the Parc des Princes. Having scored 14 goals in 12 appearances that total 971 minutes, we have a feeling that this could be the year his numbers go truly stratospheric.

2. Serhou Guirassy – 15

A relatively lesser-known name, Guirassy signed for Stuttgart this summer after impressing there on loan from Rennes last season. He’s since taken his game to another level as surprise package Stuttgart have punched well above their weight to sit third in the Bundesliga table.

The 27-year-old Guinea international averaged a goal every other game in the German top flight last term and he’s bettering that ratio in 2023-24 so far with 15 goals in just 10 games, notching in almost every outing so far.

But Stuttgart might not be able to keep hold of him for much longer. The striker reportedly has a €17.5million and Newcastle have been tipped to try sign him in January.

1. Harry Kane – 18

The England captain has made a sensational start to life in Germany. He’s already scored more than any Bundesliga player managed last season and we’re only just putting up our Christmas trees.

It was only a couple of years back that Robert Lewandowski broke Gerd Muller’s long-held record of 40 league goals in a Bundesliga season, but Kane might genuinely be in with a shout of challenging that in his debut season. He’s already scored three hat-tricks and notched a further six assists to boot.